Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Book Review: The Dry by Jane Harper

Disclosure / Disclaimer: I received this book, free of charge,from  Flatiron Books via Netgalley,  for review,  purposes on this blog. No other compensation, monetary or in kind, has been received or implied for this post. Nor was I told how to post about it,  all opinions are my own.



“One of the most stunning debuts I've ever read… 
Every word is near perfect.” —David Baldacci



the dry cover

Synopsis:
A small town hides big secrets in this atmospheric, page-turning debut mystery by an award-winning new author.
After getting a note demanding his presence, Federal Agent Aaron Falk arrives in his hometown for the first time in decades to attend the funeral of his best friend, Luke. Twenty years ago when Falk was accused of murder, Luke was his alibi. Falk and his father fled under a cloud of suspicion, saved from prosecution only because of Luke’s steadfast claim that the boys had been together at the time of the crime. But now more than one person knows they didn’t tell the truth back then, and Luke is dead.
Amid the worst drought in a century, Falk and the local detective question what really happened to Luke. As Falk reluctantly investigates to see if there’s more to Luke’s death than there seems to be, long-buried mysteries resurface, as do the lies that have haunted them. And Falk will find that small towns have always hidden big secrets.

Review:

This new book comes out in the beginning of January and it is another one to put on your must buy list NOW!

Taking place in Australia, in the outback, we get to read about a world where the land is almost the main character in the murder mystery. As Falk delves into secrets and lies, more lies and secrets abound, making him wonder if he really knew anyone in his hometown, especially his best friend Luke. The reader is there with him, changing his mind about who could be a suspect, then having to change it again, as history collides with the present for a shocking discovery, This is a huge pageturner and a debut that is not to be missed! I'll be looking forward to Harper's next novel!


About the Author:

Jane Harper has worked as a print journalist for 13 years both in Australia and the UK. She is originally from the UK and moved to Australia in 2008, where she lives in Melbourne and writes for the Herald SunThe Dry, her debut novel, won the 2015 Victorian Premier Literary Award for an unpublished manuscript.

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